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Gov. Buddy Roemer Interview (July 1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-07-28

Duration: 00:29:06

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Elections, 1989 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1989


  • Zewe, Charles Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 28, 1989, features Charles Zewe’s interview with Governor Buddy Roemer. He discusses: the defeat of his tax reform plan during the April 29th election; the constitutional amendments on the October 7th ballot; the highs and lows of the legislative session; the perception that he is a liar; his critics; his governing style; his upcoming economic development trips to Japan and Europe; the federal higher education desegregation order; prison overcrowding; and the recent controversy surrounding a federal law requiring the shrimping industry to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on their boats.